HC Deb 21 March 1927 vol 204 c5
11. Mr. AMMON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the change that has come over the problem of Indian defence as a result of the advent of the air arm, and seeing that the geographical position of India makes it possible to be the flying centre of the East, he is prepared to recommend the Government of India to throw open this arm of defence in both commissioned and non-commissioned ranks to suitable Indians?


There is no Indian Air Force to the commissioned and noncommissioned ranks of which suitable Indians could be admitted, the squadrons in India being units of the Royal Air Force—a purely British Service, the composition of which it is for His Majesty's Government to decide.